Infectious disease

"Easier control of late-onset CMV disease following universal prophylaxis through an early anti-viral immune response in D+R- kidney transplants"

"Easier control of late-onset CMV disease following universal prophylaxis through an early anti-viral immune response in D+R- kidney transplants"

Originally aired Wednesday, June 22, 2016 • 12:00 pm EDT • Hosted by the AST Infectious Disease Community of Practice

"Easier control of late-onset CMV disease following universal prophylaxis through an early anti-viral immune response in D+R- kidney transplants"
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Author:
Hannah Kaminski, MD •  Hospital Group Pellegrin

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ISIRV: Options IX for the Control of Influenza

ISIRV: Options IX for the Control of Influenza

Options IX for the Control of Influenza is the event held every three years that highlights the best in influenza science and research from institutions all over the world. Leading researchers and specialists in the field of respiratory virus diseases will converge in Chicago August 24-28, 2016 for four and a half days of learning, exchange of ideas, collaboration and networking. 

The Options IX scientific program has been organized by three Scientific Advisory Committee Work Groups on Clinical Science, Public Health, and Virology and Pathogenesis. The program covers every aspect of influenza – from clinical studies and epidemiology to treating and preventing influenza in unique populations. Science sessions are prepared and moderated by world-renowned faculty discussing controversies in the field, complications of influenza, new therapies, and more.

UNOS: A to Zika Webinar

UNOS: A to Zika Webinar

Webinar Summary:
This webinar explores the unique challenges that the Zika virus presents as an emerging disease. Transmission primarily occurs through a mosquito bite, but there are reported cases of sexual transmission, and it is possible that solid organ donation could lead to transmission as well.

After viewing the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize risk factors for Zika transmission
  • Describe guidelines related to the potential for Zika transmission in transplantation
  • Locate resources for up to date information and strategies for the Zika virus

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